PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD

Location: Detroit
Position: Full-time

About Us

Bloomscape is a direct-to-consumer plant brand with a mission to become the simplest source in the world for buying and enjoying quality plants. Plants nourish our living spaces in a way that’s deeply vital and increasingly necessary in our modern lifestyles. Our big vision is to make Bloomscape the most recognized brand in plants by completely changing the way people buy and experience plants in every area of the home and garden.

Job Description

The Product Design Lead will build an amazing product experience by crafting Bloomscape’s packaging, pots, and accessories as part of our overall product offerings. This position will support our mission of making plant ownership easy by successfully developing and curating a mix of physical products that are strong aesthetically, provide an approachable plant-parenting experience, and are supply chain friendly.

Bloomscape’s Product Design Lead must be proficient in design practices and in bringing new products to market, including:
– Organizing product line ideation
– Outlining product line requirements
– Conducting material research and sample requests
– Prototyping, both in-house and with suppliers
– Establishing product specifications
– On-going product iteration and improvement

The Product Design Lead must lead the design process and develop products that integrate well with the entire company. This includes:
– Coordinating price point targets with the marketing team
– Streamlining production & fulfillment efforts with the supply team
– Developing products that promote plant health with the plant team
– Understanding customer feedback by working with CX team

Bloomscape is looking for someone with the experience and versatility to get their hands dirty in detailed design work for smaller projects, lead a team for larger projects, and reach out to collaborators when appropriate.

Responsibilities & Upcoming Projects

– Lead improvement of current packaging
– Create packaging for new products and programs
– Lead design and development of Bloomscape pot & accessory line
– Monitor product line quality & performance according to objectives
– Work within project budgets and ongoing expense budgets
– Conduct design research to stay current with outside trends & innovation
– Build product lines that support Bloomscape’s brand values
– Help find and develop supplier/vendor relationships
– Support the launch of new programs by establishing quality levels
– Provide product descriptions and other related sales material
– Utilize Bloomscape standards and systems to collaborate with other team members
– Lead design of Bloomscape’s presence in pop-up and event spaces (not immediate)
– Potentially lead design of Bloomscape’s future retail spaces (not immediate)

Qualifications

– Experience designing physical products (e.g. product, architecture)
– Experience successfully partnering with other artists & designers
– A track record of bringing products to market
– Strong project management skills and experience managing a team
– Must be an independent, strategic, and creative thinker who is a strong team player
– Willing to take on additional responsibilities as necessary, no job too small or large
– Self-motivated with the ability to work in ambiguity and still drive forward
– Ability to thrive in a fast-paced ever-changing environment
– Excellent prioritization and problem-solving abilities
– Design degree preferred
– Design AND business education a big plus
– Interest in materiality and fabrication
– Passion for plants and the Bloomscape brand

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